About Us

Australian Owned Family Business Est. 1969

In 1969, when most are thinking of retiring, Alexander and Madeleine Lombard, both in their 60’s, established Lombard The Paper People with their youngest son Claude, in the garage of their Box Hill home. From the beginning, Lombard The Paper People revolutionised the paper industry by pioneering new methods and issues that have now become standard industry practice.

Since school age Claude’s daughters Danielle, Michelle and Anouk have been involved in the business. In 2010 the company established the “Family Board”, made up of Claude & Susan Lombard, daughters Danielle Lombard, Anouk Lombard, Michelle Kevill and son-in-law Andrew Kevill, with each member handling different parts of the organisation.

Claude Lombard has also received an OAM for his contribution to the packaging industry, and even though he is still the driving force behind the company, he continues to pass on his vast knowledge to all the members of his family to ensure the prosperity and continued growth of the company.

Lombard The Paper People are the leaders in hospitality food packaging solutions and have been at the forefront of ecological and environmental awareness causes such as “Save the Whales”, recycling news print, and were the first to supply photodegradable and biodegradable plastics.

Lombard Party & Events is owned and operated by Lombard The Paper People, with 15 Party Stores boasting the largest and best range of Party Supplies, Event Decorations, Costumes, Cake Supplies, Balloons and Party Hire under one roof. 

Events By Lombard is our newest addition to the business, incorporating Event Styling, Party Hire and Balloon Installation Decorating Service, where we Bring the Party to You. 

Lombard The Paper People Australia Owned Family Business since 1969 for all your Packaging, Party & Event Needs. 

Lombard Family Olympic Photo

The Lombard Family Claude, Michelle, Danielle, Andrew, Anouk & Susan - Olympic Games Licensees since 2008

Lombard The Paper People - Telstra True Story

CEO & Melbourne Day Committee Member, Claude Lombard Melbourne Day 2017

Claude OAM 2018

Claude Lombard OAM 2018